Dom Bess is expecting plenty of exciting cricket in the revamped 2021 County Championship, following the release of the competition’s early fixtures.

Yorkshire’s new recruit admits while he has always enjoyed the two-divisional structure of England’s domestic four-day competition, he likes the idea of all 18 counties fighting for all titles.

Bess also expects preparation of pitches to play a significant role and believes his game will progress on whatever type of surface he encounters in a White Rose shirt.

The England off-spinner said: “I loved Division One and Two and have always had that in my career.

“At Somerset, we were always either at the top fighting or, for one season I think, fighting down at the bottom. I’ve never really been in the middle without much to play for.

“But, in this year’s Bob Willis Trophy, it was amazing to see so many youngsters come in and perform.

“This year, next as well, there is a mixture of Division One and Division Two sides playing each other, and that could be good to add a few surprises. It will be a good scrap, bringing in underdogs and all that kind of thing.”

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